Is your brain right… or left or both?
I am more of a right-brain person ~ Surprise!
Did you know October is National Right Brain Month? By the way A right brainer is not necessarily left handed.
I will admit that to left-brain person a right brainer can be a challenge and vice a versa.
Left-brainer are a bit logical and rational and we right brainers are all creative and intuitive.
I mean we don’t read directions we wing it. But the left brainer they want to make sure all the parts are there, read all the directions and put everything all together in order. Although, I do love the Ikea instructions they are written for right brain people. We are visual. I also find that if we have the opportunity to observe a task we are able to replicate it easier.
If you are taking a test, right brainers do better with open-ended questions, they share their feelings. Left brainers excel with multiple choice questions and would rather not discuss their feelings.
Right brainers prefer the search for elusive and uncertain information. See there is a reason why I love to do research. We are visual. And we can see the solution. Our preferred problem solving method is by hunches we also look for patterns and similar configurations. We are great at going with the flow and we are spontaneous.
Left brainers are more comfortable with schedules, deadline and regulations. Left brainers are more mathematically inclined. That explains a lot. Math is so not my forte! However I have learned to work within the challenges of my right braininess. I actually embrace my right brain and you should embrace your brain.
Use your brain’s natural tendency to help you get organized.
So if you are finding that you are struggling with getting or staying organized it could have to do with if you are a right brainer or a left brainer.
You can do it. You will just need to find a method that works for you and your brain.
Don’t work against your natural instinct. If you are visual, use labels to help you get or stay organized. You may find that you want all your clutter out of sight.
If you feel better organizing with compartments, use boxes, bins, binders and albums. You may find you are naturally compelled to organize photos in date order or you like identical storage options such as using all the same boxes in your closet or all your photos in matching photo albums.
You may find that you need a tray by your bed to control your clutter such as your glasses, remote control or books. Do you find that you tend to take off your jewelry in the bathroom? If so place hooks on the inside of your medicine cabinet or add some hooks nearby to hang your bracelets and necklace rather than trying to retrain yourself to put your jewelry in the jewelry box.
The point is you know what works for you and that is how you have organized your clutter. Work with your natural inclination not against. Make it easy for you. It doesn’t matter how you set it up is alright as long is it works for you. Once you have a place for everything it will be easy to put everything in it’s place.
Right brainers have more difficulty staying organized, but it can be done. I am here to help you make keeping clutter contained a no brainer.
So are you a right brainer or a left brainer?
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